William Hodgson Mossop

William Hodgson Mossop

Birth 1879 Death 12th Apr 1917 Pvt
Regiment(South African Infantry)
Service #6882

Personal Details

Place of Birth Caldebridge
Residence at Enlistment
Residence (Roll of Honour) Masons Farm Cottage, Graftly Green ,Sandway , Kent
Residence 1911 Census
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Carpenter /Builder
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Clement and Hannah Mossop
Siblings Sarah , Clement , John , Thomas
Wife's Name and Maiden Name Margaret Mossop nee McAlpin
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour Brother of Clement Mossop


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Regiment(South African Infantry)
Battalion at Enlistment 2nd
Rank at Enlistment Pvt
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 6882
Date of Enlistment 15 October 1915
Place of Enlistment South Africa
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts Killed in action, in the improvised and disastrous attack of the 9th (Scottish) Division on the German positions in the East of Fampoux. The 2nd SAI, who went in 400 strong, lost 16 officers and 285 men.
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 38
Date of Death 12th Apr 1917
Regiment at Death Regiment(South African Infantry)
Battalion/Vessel at Death 2nd
Rank at Death Pvt
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 6882
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death Fampoux
Battle at Death Battle of Arras
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial Brown's Copse Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave Position Plot III, Row D, Grave 20.
Grave/Memorial Country
Private Memorial St Johns War Memorial , Cartmel War memorial


Notes Mossop family living at Ennerdale Road Cleator moor in 1911 census
Link #1 https://sites.google.com/site/cartmelvalleywarmemorials/home/cartmel-war-memorial/william-mossop
Link #2 http://www.southafricawargraves.org/search/details.php?id=17630
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